Publisher: Kensington Books
Publication Date: Dec 29, 2015
Genre: YA Mystery, Paranormal
On his own
Thomas Bellweather hasn’t been in town long. Just long enough for his newlywed mother to be murdered, and for his new stepdad’s cop colleagues to decide Thomas is the primary suspect.
Not that there’s any evidence. But before Thomas got to Garretts Mill there had just been one other murder in twenty years.
The only person who believes him is Charlotte Rooker, little sister to three cops and, with her soft hands and sweet curves, straight-up dangerous to Thomas. Her best friend was the other murder vic. And she’d like a couple answers.
Answers that could get them both killed, and reveal a truth Thomas would die to keep hidden…
One of a Kind
I liked it. It’s a little different than regular paranormal fantasy. In fact, if I didn’t see people shelved this in YA Paranormal in Goodreads, I really wouldn’t have known till the last minute. There was almost no hint that it’s a paranormal, and everything felt like a regular YA mystery. I kept waiting for the light to shed, and it took a LONG time. I hope that’s not too spoilery…
The characters were a little frustrating at times, especially Charlotte. She was quite stupid at times, but I’m giving her a chance to redeem herself given the circumstances. It’s a rather unique situation. She might not be her usual self.
There was some YA romance, all very innocent but quite sweet and believable. It’s not forced and it’s not cheesy, and not exactly the focus of the story. The main focus was the mystery and this unfortunate situation that Thomas found himself in.
The mystery was still a mystery, till the very end. I had no idea how it would turn out because it’s just so different than regular mystery. I’ll definitely read the next one and hopefully it will come out soon enough. Overall, it’s a very good setup for a very interesting series.
NOT recommended for people that can’t handle an “unfinished” mystery!
ARC provided by NetGalley